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Four Intersecting Overdose Crises Require Unique Responses, Researchers Find

A one-size-fits-all approach to the "opioid epidemic" will not work, say researchers at Iowa State University. Co-authors David Peters, Shannon…

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Disease Model Proponents Are the Climate Change Deniers of Our Field

Our cognitive biases, per Nobel-winner Daniel Kahneman and colleague Amos Tversky, cause us to value short-term benefits over staving off…

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Heroin Pipes: How the “Hammer” Was Built for Harm Reduction

A common misconception about people who use heroin is that they all want to get as high as possible, that…

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The Overdose Crisis’s Move Out West Is Nothing New

In July 2019, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released preliminary data suggesting that national overdose deaths slightly…

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On a Mission to Show Up for Drug Users in West Virginia

In the driveway next to an old brick church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the type of building that punctuates neighborhoods…

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Pressure Mounts on NY Gov. Cuomo to Authorize Safe Consumption Sites

New York safe consumption site (SCS) advocates have been fueled by last week's landmark decision in Philadelphia, when Judge Gerald…

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Florida Prison Neglect Contributes to Synthetic Cannabinoid Deaths

The violent and inhumane conditions pervading Florida state prisons are graphically detailed in a covertly-recorded documentary by an incarcerated man,…

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Why Peers Who Use Drugs Are Overdose Prevention “Heroes”

Harm reduction is increasingly being assimilated into the medical establishment. Yet some people who use drugs continue to report that…

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The White Van Prescribing Buprenorphine Outside a Baltimore Jail

In 2017 the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute (BHLI), a Baltimore nonprofit, rented a truck. The large white GMC van sits…

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New Drugs, Bad Policies Leave Philly Harm Reduction Groping in the Dark

The “Walmart of Heroin” is how the New York Times described Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood—in a much-criticized October 2018 story that…

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